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Top 100 Highest Paying Jobs in Lafayette, LA

The top 100 highest paying jobs in Lafayette, LA (ranked by annual average salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid workers) and the number of employment of each job in Lafayette, LA are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Lafayette, LA is surgeons with an average annual salary of $144,520. The second highest paying job is architectural and engineering manager (average salary $132,470). The salary and the employment information in Lafayette, LA is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Jobs in Lafayette, LA

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Surgeons
$144,520
0
2 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$132,470
110
3 Sales Engineers
$96,550
50
4 Nurse Anesthetists
$95,040
0
5 General and Operations Managers
$87,150
3,400
6 Sales Managers
$86,900
610
7 Logisticians
$85,630
40
8 Nurse Practitioners
$84,950
0
9 Construction Managers
$84,800
170
10 Chemical Engineers
$82,490
30
11 Natural Sciences Managers
$80,280
40
12 Industrial Production Managers
$80,150
190
13 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$79,670
150
14 Medical and Health Services Managers
$79,230
310
15 Financial Managers
$78,190
510
16 Ship Engineers
$76,570
50
17 Marketing Managers
$75,930
90
18 All Other Managers
$73,920
750
19 Radiation Therapists
$72,940
40
20 Management Analysts
$71,500
270
21 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$71,200
140
22 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$68,180
330
23 Optometrists
$67,720
60
24 Personal Financial Advisors
$67,400
170
25 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$67,160
170
26 Financial Analysts
$66,140
80
27 Computer Programmers
$65,660
120
28 Administrative Services Managers
$64,540
210
29 Database Administrators
$64,120
50
30 Applications Software Developers
$63,750
180
31 Human Resources Managers
$62,220
150
32 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$61,720
260
33 Web Developers
$60,890
40
34 Electrical and Electronics Drafters
$60,590
0
35 Commercial Pilots
$60,130
120
36 Accountants and Auditors
$59,480
930
37 Compliance Officers
$59,470
370
38 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$59,100
120
39 Other Computer Occupations
$58,600
110
40 Purchasing Managers
$58,020
100
41 Cost Estimators
$57,520
200
42 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$56,640
60
43 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
$56,050
40
44 Social and Community Service Managers
$55,740
80
45 Computer Systems Analysts
$55,380
140
46 Other Business Operations Specialists
$55,260
1,640
47 Training and Development Specialists
$54,790
110
48 Systems Software Developers
$53,360
140
49 Construction and Building Inspectors
$51,740
140
50 Operations Research Analysts
$51,660
50
51 Other Financial Specialists
$50,120
170
52 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians
$49,280
0
53 Human Resources Specialists
$47,700
200
54 Mechanical Engineering Technicians
$47,650
40
55 Food Service Managers
$46,940
170
56 Other Teachers and Instructors
$46,860
430
57 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$46,530
290
58 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
$45,430
190
59 Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic
$44,840
140
60 Loan Officers
$44,580
450
61 Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors
$42,860
0
62 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$40,350
40
63 Property, Real Estate Managers
$40,070
340
64 Information Security Analysts
$40,070
40
65 Computer User Support Specialists
$40,070
320
66 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$39,580
90
67 Computer Network Support Specialists
$38,740
180
68 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$38,660
70
69 Other Mining Machine Operators
$38,290
90
70 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$37,480
110
71 Cargo and Freight Agents
$36,590
0
72 Motorcycle Mechanics
$36,450
0
73 Court Reporters
$36,180
40
74 Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors
$35,900
60
75 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
$35,890
0
76 Computer Operators
$35,430
30
77 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products
$32,270
80
78 All Occupations
$31,700
204,100
79 Grinding/Lapping/Polishing/Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Pla
$31,660
40
80 Other Extraction Workers
$30,000
400
81 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers
$25,650
0
82 Photographers
$24,900
50
83 Library Assistants, Clerical
$24,360
60
84 Glaziers
$24,110
70
85 Tax Preparers
$23,900
110
86 Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
$23,870
0
87 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers
$22,750
50
88 Office Machine Operators (Except Computer)
$22,640
0
89 Telemarketers
$22,490
180
90 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers
$22,210
0
91 All Other Cooks
$18,980
90
92 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
$18,940
90
93 Choreographers
$18,610
80
94 Manicurists and Pedicurists
$18,200
0

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